a substance, as tear gas, that irritates the eyes and produces tears
Origin of lachrymator; from Classical Latin lacrima, tear + -ator
A substance, such as tear gas, that causes tears to flow.
Origin of lachrymatorLatin lacrimare, to cry (from lacrima, tear; see lachrymal) + –ator.
- Any substance that causes tears; especially tear gas
From lachrymation + -or